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   News/Business. Mallicoat. New.  

    July 18, 2011
    4:30 - 5:00am PDT  

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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. right now, police are investigating a double homicide in richmond. what we are learning about the victims and the search for suspects. justice in jeopardy. hundreds of bay area court employees could get pink slips today. longer lines for you. good morning, it's monday, july 18. i'm grace lee. frank has the morning off. we are starting off very early this morning, 4:30, no drizzle. how is the week shaping up, kristy is here to tell us. good morning. >> good morning. sunshine and warmer weather this week. temperatures today look like this. 65 the high in san francisco. 69 in oakland, san jose warming up to 79 and concord breaking
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that 80-degree mark mostly sunny skies. i'll tell you how warm we'll get later in the week in a bit but over to gianna with a look at traffic. >> good morning. an accident southbound 880 right at dixon landing. a vehicle off the side of the road into a ditch. noninjury chp on scene so it will take a few minutes to retrieve the vehicle. 880/237 which isn't too far from there off to a good start. gunfire killed two people in richmond and critically injured a third. anser hassann reports. >> reporter: richmond police are still investigating last night's shooting. two men are dead and one woman in the hospital with life-
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threatening injuries in the 400 block of the avenue. as of now police don't have a suspect in custody or any details as to what happened that led to last night's shooting. sunday night's double shooting is the third straight weekend of violence. six people were shot and three more killed in the iron triangle neighborhood in north richmond. last night's double homicide brings it to 8 people killed in the past three weeks. we have calls out to richmond police hoping for more information. we'll bring you that live laterr on. community groups are demanding action following an officer-involved shooting on the weekend. they want a civilian review board and fbi to investigate and they want the district attorney off the case because is
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he a former police chief. it happened saturday afternoon in the bayview district. two officers conducted a fare inspection and detained a man. >> the suspect fled on foot. during the pursuit we believe a suspect fired backwards at the officers. they returned fire in self- defense. >> the man didn't have a gun. >> officers recovered a gun after reviewing video and talk to a witness. the man killed was 19-year-old kenneth harding from seattle. police call him a person of interest in a quadruple shooting in washington that happened on wednesday that left one woman dead. a murder west of downtown in oakland, a 28-year-old man was shot on saturday night while driving his suv at 19th and west. that was oakland's of 65th
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homicide. also they found a man's body who may have been injured in an unreported robbery and assault a few days earlier. 22 san jose firefighters last year will begin retraining today. they were hired back friday with a two-year federal grant. they will be back on the job in september. they were among 49 san jose firefighters laid off last year. the other 27 have since found jobs elsewhere. the department is now in the process of hiring replacements. pickets are planned against u.s. airways at san francisco international airport. protestors are trying to get the airline to meet with the naacp about the deshon marman case. last month he was removed from a flight and arrested after failing to pull up his sagging pants. the naacp claims it was a case of racial profiling because marman was black. lay love notices going out
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to 200 superior court workers in san francisco. the layoffs are because of state budget cuts which are expected to affect courts and other counties. hardest hit, civil courts. this will mean longer waits for civil suits, divorce, traffic tickets. out at muni in at bart. that could be the story for nathaniel ford. the "chronicle" reports a headhunter has approached him about the general manager's job at bart. he was recently forced out of the top job at muni. now he is being considered to replace dorothy dugger, who was forced out as the bart's gm. time for a check of traffic and weather. kristy, we have to get up and get out. will the sun help us? >> yes. we'll see sunshine later on this afternoon but we are going to see a slight chance of some sprinkles to the north of us. you see the system pushing
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through so north bay slight chance 20% by this afternoon but you can see the rest of the bay area in the clear right now. we'll see plenty of sunshine especially in the south bay locations today. outside now temperatures in the 50s. 56 in san francisco, 57 for vallejo and concord. and sitting at 53 in livermore right now. breaking into the 80s by this afternoon. so good news of those of you who like warm weather. 80 for concord, fairfield and livermore, 69 oakland and 63 in pacifica today. extended forecast showing we have a gradual warmup into wednesday, finally breaking into the 90s at that point. gradual cooling for a couple of days and we bounce back up in time for your weekend. so seasonal weather back in the picture. gianna has the traffic. >> traffic nice on the upper deck. roadwork westbound between the incline and yerba buena. two right lanes closed at least
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until 5:00. lower deck or approaching the lower deck eastbound essex street ramp closed until 6:00 for roadwork. other bridges looking good including the benicia bridge. no delays. golden gate bridge, traffic very light clear into san francisco. and chp still on the scene of an accident south 880 at dixon landing over to the right shoulder lots of green so not too many delays. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. general david petraeus is becoming director of the cia. there was a bomb attack in eastern afghanistan today. three international servicemembers were killed. now, the attack came just hours after two gunmen killed a top aide to afghan president hamid karzai. he was shot to death at his
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home in kabul. also killed were a police officer and a parliamentarian who was meeting with kahn. both gunmen were killed by the security forces. taliban claims responsibility. back here in the u.s., a lot of people believe that this is the make or break week to reach a compromise on raising the national debt ceiling that we have been hearing so much about. joel brown explains how democratic and republican leaders are now scrambling with that looming deadline. reporter: the white house isn't giving up on a massive deficit reduction deal. >> there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: with the default deadline just 15 days way, president obama and congressional leaders are scrambling to slash government spending and raise the debt limit. tomorrow, the house is expected to vote on the republicans cut, cap and balance plan that calls for immediate cuts and aggressive cap on future spending and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced
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budget. senate democrats say the proposal, which rules out any tax hikes, is dead on arrival. >> we don't need an amendment. we basically need to accept the responsibility to do this job and to lead. >> reporter: there were no formal talks between president obama and congressional leaders over the weekend but behind the scenes, senate leaders are negotiating a bipartisan backup plan. the measure would allow president obama on his own to raise the debt ceiling in stages. it may also include 1 1/2 trillion dollars in spending cuts, not enough to satisfy most republicans. >> i think the mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. >> reporter: fed chairman ben bernanke is urging lawmakers to do something quickly warning failure to do so would be a quote self-inflicted wound with serious consequences. joel brown, cbs news, washington. and new bombshells in britain's tabloid hacking scandal. how it cost the country's top cop his job. >> and casey anthony is now a
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free woman. what she left with from jail, plus what her lawyers are revealing about death threats. and the latest controversy over airport screening takes a twist. how a tsa agent ended up on the other side of a patdown. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back. it is 44:2. police have a person of interest in the murder of a young mother whose burned body was discovered in the rockridge neighborhood of oakland. close friends of monica rodas and community activists held a car wish to pay for her funeral and set up a trust fund for her 2-year-old son. organizers call this case disturbing. >> a human being is dead, burned alive. the bay area community needs to be outraged. we cannot live in a society that's okay with this kind of violence against women.
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>> friends say she was an outgoing happy mother who loved her son. doe nation are being accepted at the oakland -- donations are being accepted at the ymca and there is a $10,000 reward. casey anthony seems to be staying out of the public eye for now. in an interview last night, anthony's lawyer refused to talk about where his client is right now. after nearly three years in jail, she left just after midnight on sunday with $537 in her pocket. that money was sent to her by admirers. a jury convicted the 25-year- old of lying to investigates but not guilty of murdering her daughter. her lawyer says anthony has received at least one death threat. there is more fallout from the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal. london's police chief resigned yesterday over his links to a former editor of the paper. hours earlier, detectives arrested former "news of the
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world"'s ceo rebekah brooks on suspicion of corruption and interception communication. she was released on bail and will appear before lawmakers for questioning tomorrow. if you had any doubts, harry potter was king of the box office this weekend. [ screaming ] >> the boy who lived even managed to vanquish "the dark knight" with record-breaking numbers. "harry potter and the deathly hallows, part 2" took in $168.6 million from friday to sunday beating the previous best opening weekend of $158.4 million that was set by the "dark knight" in 2008. a lot of money there. transformers 3 came in a distant second place bringing in $21.2 million. and rounding out the top five, horrible bosses, zoo keeper as well as "cars 2".
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4:44. this may surprise parents. why kids may be safer with grandparents when they are behind the wheel. plus this. >> not going to be fun. it's going to be hard but it's going to be worth it in the end. >> one man with a bike and a mission. how 9/11 inspired a daring cross-country journey. and boy, it was a nail- biter to the finish. the women's world cup upset that now has everyone talking. and we're finally starting to see some warmer conditions around the bay area as you take off out of sfo today. 70 degrees and parentally cloudy conditions. different story if you are landing in chicago today. their temperatures will hit 94 degrees and we are seeing about a 40% chance of showers there in addition to seeing some thunderstorms. more hot weather as you make your way to atlanta today. high of 90 degrees and partly cloudy skies. full look at the bay area forecast coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the classic rock band "cheap at ottawa five people are injured after a concert stage collapsed
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in the canadian capital of ottawa. cheap trick was playing at the blues fest when part of the stage toppled over during a windstorm. one of the victims has life- threatening injuries. members of the bands were tossed off their seats but not seriously hurt. this trip, the final destination was jail. 61-year-old [ indiscernible ] from colorado was arrested at the airport in phoenix. police say she refused security screening thursday afternoon and then grabbed a female tsa agent's breast with both hands. >> why did you do that to the tsa? >> i don't know. nothing really surprises me i guess. >> surprised it hasn't happened sooner. >> the woman faces one count of felony sexual abuse. facebook groups are already popping up in her support. astronauts on nasa's last shuttle flight are done packing
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their gigantic suitcase. they are putting things into a cargo canister. it was a size of a bus. it will be moved into shuttle atlantis today. the canister brought tons of food, supplies as well as other household items to the international space station. it's returning filled with other trash and other discarded equipment. atlantis returns to earth on thursday. and check out this view of the space shuttle soaring just after launch. a man on a commercial flight from miami recorded this video 10 days ago right after the pilot alerted passengers to this rare sight. you can see the shuttle climbing and leaving a huge contrail behind it. pretty cool stuff. blue skies. we enjoyed a nice weekend all around the bay area and temperatures this week are looking good, as well. clear inland, patchy fog at the coast and bay shores. partly cloudy at the coast. this afternoon warming up especially in the southern
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locations, slight chance of rain in the north bay. but around the bay area and the coast seeing mostly sunny skies and temperatures warmer than what we saw yesterday. now, this low unusual this close to northern california this time of year. it's not warming us up but we are going to see warmer temperatures as the high builds in by the middle of the week. temperatures today and conditions elsewhere northern california looks like this. showers in eureka 61. sacramento warm at 85. fresno hot, mostly sunny skies and 95. lake tahoe mild 76 today. here's what those highs look like, 82 for cupertino and campbell. east bay 80 as a high in san ramon. same story for danville 80 there, as well. cooler at the bay shores. north bay high of 64 stinson beach, 71 san rafael, 74 in sonoma and 80 today as a high
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in fairfield. more 80s the next couple of days as we gradually warm up by wednesday breaking into the 90s. so plenty of sunshine in store for the rest of the week and we'll go over to gianna with traffic. >> not too bad. some better news. that accident we have been following southbound 880 at dixon landing has been cleared off the freeway. chp just left the scene. you can see on our sensors here lots of green, sluggish on the northbound side and everything pushessive pushed out of the roads. no troubles there. 880/237 clear here, as well. all of the south bay is accident-free. we have roadwork northbound 85 between 101 and almaden expressway. this roadwork is in effect until 6:00 this morning. there are various lanes blocked through that area so might see slight delays out the door
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through there. bay area bridges problem-free. live look at the san mateo bridge, so far, so good 13 to 14 minutes between 880 and 101. 880 good in both directions. northbound towards the bay bridge, problem-free no delays at the toll plaza. upper deck good into san francisco. roadwork near the incline. they hope to wrap it up by 5:00. slight spectator slowing approaching the scene. golden gate bridge also accident-free. looks like we are moving at nice speeds. not one car on the road there as you work your way into san francisco so very light through there. if you are headed out of marin county no accidents. central freeway looking good both directions into san francisco. 101 along the peninsula also no problems towards sfo. mass transit good choice. bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain all checking in problem-free. and if you are traveling out of the east bay, so far everything is clear. westbound 580. altamont pass to 68017 minutes. when you jump into your car, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm.
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that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. we were taking bets on how this was going to turn out but apparently los angeles has survived what they call carmageddon over the weekend. workers took the signs down and they reaped the 405 nearly a full day ahead of schedule. the freeway was closed for a 10- mile stretch friday night to demolish an overcrossing. it re-opened just after noon yesterday. the contractor will get a $300,000 bonus for getting done so quickly. it turns out that kids may be safest in the car when a grandparent is behind the wheel. that's the word from a new study which found children are half as likely to suffer an injury in a car when riding with grandma or grandpa instead of their own parents. the reason? researchers believe grandparents may drive more carefully when a grandchild is in their car. many of us ride our bikes to get a work crowd but a young man who came from the midwest has much grander plans. he is taking off on a cross-
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country journey from san francisco this morning. mark sayre shows us what's going to be a long road ahead. reporter: chris harley rough is a volunteer firefighter from wisconsin and it was 9/11 that attracted him to the fire service. >> i was in the 8th grade when the towers went down and it struck a chord with me seeing that. and i just was trying to think of the best way to tip my hat to them. >> reporter: now rough is setting off on the challenge of a lifetime to honor fallen firefighters from new york and throughout the nation, rough is going to try to make it from san francisco all the way to ground zero on his bike in time for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. >> i guess i'm just biking across the country. i'm going from fire station to fire station along the way hoping to raise awareness about fallen firefighters. >> reporter: in his binder, contacts at all of those fire stations and cities big and
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small. >> salt lake city, denver, omaha. >> reporter: his planned journey has been written about in several firefighter publications. when a retired firefighter read about it he opened up his san francisco home. >> when saw what he was doing, you know, i said i got to get involved in this. this speaks to me. >> reporter: rough is the first to admit it's an effort of the heart with no logistical support, no fundraising campaign nor a vehicle to follow on the route that will cover more than 4400 miles. >> it's going to be tough going through the desert, that's not going to be fun. climbing the mountains, it's not going to be fun. it's going to be hard. but it's going to be worth it in the end. that's -- it me, that means the most. >> reporter: but one thing he does have, passion for what he is attempting to do. >> to spend a year working for something to finally be here, it's a great feeling. >> that was mark sayre reporting. rough plans to leave san francisco at 9 a.m. and what a statement he is
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making. well, were you watching? japan has won the women's world cup after beating the united states in a dramatic penalty shootout. shots. during the game the japanese came from behind twice. in overtime, the u- >> 3-1 after three american players missed their shots. heartbreaking stuff there. during the game the japanese came from behind twice and in overtime the u.s. scored in the 104th minute to get ahead 2-1 but then japan scored on a corner kick in the 117th minute. beautiful shot. japan is now the first asian nation to win a world cup. yes, it was exciting. bay area soccer fans watched the women's world cup final together yesterday on a jumbo
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screen. it was a free public viewing of the games held at san francisco's civic center plaza. i was watching too. all right. 4:57. bringing relief to one of the bay area's worst commutes. the changes drivers will see starting today. plus, a bay area city bracing for court chaos from traffic tickets to divorces, massive layoffs could mean longer waits four. two people are dead and a third victim in the hospital this morning after a third straight weekend of violence in this bay area city. coming up, i'll have the details in a live report. activists calling for change after a weekend shooting in san francisco's bayview district. the latest on the officer- involved shooting plus why a community is outraged, next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. two people killed in richmond and a third fighting for her life. the search for suspects in this double murder case. and waiting longer for justice. hundreds of pink slips going out to bay area court workers. how it